Minimalistic or sillouette Illustrations
What are silouittites
an the definition of a Sillouette is an outline drawing filled in with black, Very common exanples of this are profile portrait where the entireey is filled with one color. A silloute can also offure when a figure or object is blocking light
casting their entire form in shaddow. Think about trees at a sunrise, those trees are sillouetted. In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, silhouettes became popular as cheap, quick ways of capturing likenesses. Often created by amateurs, especially women, they are now known as sentimental keepsakes of the Victorian variety, sweet mementos of anonymous everyday people from the past memorialized in ink, paint, or cut paper, and even painted onto porcelain.
Kara Walker and her Shocking Sillouettes
Kara Walker Fresh out of graduate school, Kara Walker succeeded in shocking the nearly shock-proof art world of the 1990s with her wall-sized cut paper silhouette narative scenes. At first, the figures in period costume seem to hearken back to an earlier, simpler time. That is, until we notice the horrifying story that she was illustrating: nightmarish vignettes illustrating the history of the American South. Drawing from sources ranging from slave testimonials to historical novels, Kara Walker's work features mammies, pickaninnies, sambos and other brutal stereotypes in a host of situations that are frequently violent and sexual in nature.
Kara Walker is African American women artist that grew up in the south under harsh racism. Her life experiences influence her work. Her work is conceptualized in attempting to steal power away from others it also is shadow and the darkness of the soul.
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Turning silloutes into illustrations
Kara Walker is one artist whom uses sillouettes to illustrate a concept or story. Olly Moss a working graphic designer, creates inovative movie posters and graphics that depict amazing scenes using silloutes or minimalistic technics. Minimalism: A school of abstract painting and sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of form, as by the use of basic shapes, so its basically its a step up from basic sillouettes.
using Minimalism or sillouettes we are create illustrations that depic a scene of concept from your choosen story.
Students will create an illustration based on a narative their choosing. Students will use the shape of a key componine of their story to tell the story inside of. Students must use at least 7 or more vectored images to tell their story.